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3-man gang linked to 46 crimes

2013-01-18 14:21

Durban - A gang of three men linked to least 46 crimes ranging from murder to hijacking has been arrested, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge said two of the three had been apprehended following a shoot-out with police in the KwaMaphumulo area, north of Durban.

The 26 and 27-year-old suspects clashed with police after hijacking a lorry. Their capture led police to the arrest of a 63-year old man in the same area.

Mdunge said police believed he was the leader of the gang.

Guns and ammunition including an AK-47 assault rifle were seized from the three men.

They were expected to appear in the KwaMaphumulo Magistrate's Court later on Friday.

Comments
  • foxiloxi - 2013-01-18 14:55

    Very well done to the police!!

  • derek.phoenix.73 - 2013-01-18 14:57

    Amazing how people don't commend or comment much on the good that gets done?

      stavious.mamatepa - 2013-01-18 15:04

      @Derek true that mate! They are waiting for a corruption article you'll see the comments will be flying!

      louisa.oosthuizen.9 - 2013-01-18 23:03

      Apologies Derek..I have pressed the wrong down thumb..The Police did an exellent job.. We all need to be prepared on Fraud and Corruption! Together we stand! God`s Protection for our Forces+

      amanda.khumalo.1291 - 2013-01-19 05:28

      sure, we want to read about Zoomer, Malema, cANCer, killing of farmers, then you will see comments flooded there.

  • joe.gomes1 - 2013-01-18 15:23

    Wonder if they are white!

      sascha.rother - 2013-01-18 15:31

      I'm sure they came from your family...

      craig.vanstade - 2013-01-18 15:38

      Idiot alert!

      Sxorch - 2013-01-18 15:40

      Idoiot!!!

      pdvermaak - 2013-01-18 15:45

      If they were white, they would have said so!

      rvbrink - 2013-01-18 17:40

      What the hell has race got to do with it????

  • mark.singh.9889 - 2013-01-18 16:29

    How do these criminals manage to evade arrest for such a long time in order to commit 46 acts of crime? good work by the police in eventually catching them. Hope no dockets go missing

      paul.illingsworth.9 - 2013-01-18 19:13

      because cato manor organised crime unit was closed and the members arrested

  • Elroy Fortuin - 2013-01-18 16:41

    why must color also be raised in the comments? does not matter which color they are as long as they got caught and get punished for what they did.

  • martin.melzer.988 - 2013-01-19 13:38

    Viva SAP. This also shows how relatively few violent criminals can account for large numbers of crimes creating large numbers of victims. That is why it is so important not to take any chances with public safety by giving this type of criminal bail or parole etc. Isn't it remarkable that the Constitutional Court abolished Capital Punishment because of a small chance that someone may be wrongly executed but the Judiciary have no problem taking much bigger chances with public safety when it comes to bail, parole etc. Makes you think doesn't it.

  • bless.boswell - 2013-01-19 22:55

    Lets hope charges stick and they go away for a VERY long time!

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